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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Wednesday 20 September 2023 9:30 AM


1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of its policy on written submissions should be taken in private at a future meeting. 2. Consideration of continued petitions: The Committee will consider the following continued petitions— PE1856: Support the taxi trade; PE1919: Ban the sale of high caffeine products to children for performance enhancement; PE1966: Formally recognise and incorporate local knowledge in Scottish Government policy; PE1976: Backdate council tax discounts for dementia to the date of GP certification; PE1977: Require social services to inform biological fathers of concerns about their children; and PE1982: Review funding arrangements for higher education to help ensure more funded places are available for Scottish ballet dancers at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 3. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions— PE2028: Extend the concessionary bus travel scheme to include people seeking asylum in Scotland; PE2029: Nationalise Clydeport to bring the ports and harbours on the river Clyde into public ownership; PE2030: Review cultural funding arrangements to enable Scotland to contribute to the Venice Biennale in 2024; and PE2031: Provide insulin pumps to all children with type 1 diabetes in Scotland.

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